The Armed Republic of Threaded Needle is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Gideon Ofnir with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.141 billion Needleans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nexus City. The average income tax rate is 31.4%.
The all-consuming Threaded Needlean economy, worth 122 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 107,641 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.
The government is deliberately installing bloatware onto computers, employees who skip lunch to avoid sub-par cafeteria food risk getting fired, little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas, and factories grind to a halt every time there is an election. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Threaded Needle's national animal is the bison, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Threaded Needle was endorsed by The Kingdom of Omicron Persei V111.
- : Threaded Needle was endorsed by The Confederacy of Zyvetskistaahn.
- : Threaded Needle was endorsed by The Socialist Federal Republic of Seanat.
- : Threaded Needle was endorsed by The Dainty Dragon Dominion of Card Kingdom.
- : Threaded Needle was endorsed by The Ukrainian Colony of Sunto.
- : Threaded Needle was endorsed by The Holy Black Nationstates of Kwaj.
- : Threaded Needle was endorsed by The Empty Void of Q w e r t y.
- : Threaded Needle was endorsed by The Republic of Siwale.
- : Threaded Needle was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Scroplia.
- : Threaded Needle was endorsed by The Allied States of Pinguioris.
Endorsements Received: 55 » Former English Colony, Guer Aike, Ayuzhhhhh, Neptunian Military Administration, Kormisia, Lulubellia, Aerilia, Pazair, Pallaith, Bankowiata, Yokciq Empire, Shibutani, Hopenadya, Ardonii, Orado, Notyoutopia, Aenglaland, Great Bights Mum, Communist Beijing Must be China, Filibustra, The Rhein States, Koda-Land, Omnistria, Tachycardia, Unitarian Universalism, Bongo Mountain, Ishtimbine, Libertarianists States, Sojenre, Hardscrabble, Yaorozu, Regallio, Ellbonnia, Hulldom, Liberepublia, Varisland, New Lakemba, The Erie Doctrine, Corfad, Dreadton, Loli County, Sechiole, Heilhum Imperius, Xagill, Kranostav, Pinguioris, Scroplia, Siwale, Q w e r t y, Kwaj, and 5 others.Sunto, Card Kingdom, Seanat, Zyvetskistaahn, and Omicron Persei V111.